monokine

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monokine

 [mon´o-kīn]
any of various soluble mediators of immune responses that are not antibodies or complement components and that are produced by mononuclear phagocytes (monocytes or macrophages).

mon·o·kine

(mon'ō-kīn),
Cytokines secreted by both monocytes and macrophages. These substances influence the activity of other cells. See: cytokine.
[monocyte + G. kineō, to set in motion]

monokine

/mono·kine/ (mon´o-kīn) a general term for soluble mediators of immune responses that are not antibodies or complement components and that are produced by mononuclear phagocytes (monocytes or macrophages).

monokine

a cytokine produced by macrophages that act on T lymphocytes to enhance cell-mediated immunity, e.g. interleukin 1.
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Jelkmann W, Page H, Wolff M, et al: Monokines inhibiting erythropoietin production in human hepatoma cultures and in isolated perfused rat kidneys.